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1-0-0, 2nd in African Nations Cup Qualifying
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18dNick Said, KweséESPN

Five things Stuart Baxter needs to fix with Bafana

South Africa face a must-win World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso - here are five things that need to change if they are to get the three points.

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20dKweséESPN reporter

Injury woes mount for Bafana Bafana

South Africa's injury concerns ahead of the showdown with Burkina Faso shows no signs of abating, with captain Thulani Hlatshwayo the latest ruled out

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28dKweséESPN staff

Celtic hang on for another draw

Chippa United secured their third successive League draw as they held Bloemfontein Celtic to a stalemate at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday.

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32dMark Ogden

Mane backs South Africa-Senegal replay

Sadio Mane has told ESPN FC that he backs FIFA's decision to restage Senegal's World Cup qualifier against South Africa.

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32dNick Said, KweséESPN

Baxter hoping Khune brings the magic

Stuart Baxter has made a number of changes for South Africa's must-win World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso, including the return of Itu Khune.

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33dKweséESPN staff

Mahlambi, Ndlovu back in Bafana fold

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has named his squad to face Burkina Faso in a must-win 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on October 7.

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33dAssociated Press

Burkina Faso challenge FIFA's replay order

The Burkina Faso Football Federation has challenged FIFA's ruling to replay a World Cup qualifying game because the referee was corrupt.

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Nigeria, Bafana drop in FIFA rankings

South Africa's pair of defeats against Cape Verde in World Cup qualifiers have cost them in the latest FIFA rankings.

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40dNick Said, KweséESPN

SAFA won't appeal Senegal rematch

SAFA announced on Tuesday that they would not appeal FIFA's decision that their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal be replayed.

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44dNick Said

Potential for history in MTN8 this weekend

There is the potential for history to be made this weekend as the South African domestic season resumes with the second legs of the MTN8 semifinals.

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45dNick Said, KweséESPN

Top 10 moves in South Africa

KweséESPN round up our top 10 transfers involving South African teams.

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Replay of Bafana-Senegal is logical outcome

FIFA's decision to replay the disputed World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal is the only logical outcome to the tawdry affair.

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46dAssociated Press

Corrupt ref forces Senegal-S Africa replay

FIFA has ordered that a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal be replayed after the referee was banned for life for match manipulation.

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48dNick Said, KweséESPN

Bafana have destiny in their own hands

South Africa's 2-1 loss in Cape Verde was a major set-back in their bid to reach Russia 2018, but they are by no means out of the running.

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51dNick Said, KweséESPN

Same old, same old from below-par Bafana Bafana

South Africa's recent revival has seemingly been ground to a halt after a dismal 2-1 defeat by Cape Verde in Friday's World Cup qualifier.

52dNick Said, KweséESPN

Bafana Bafana's top 10 away performances

Ahead of South Africa's World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde, KweséESPN runs down their top 10 away performances for the last 25 years.

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53dNick Said, KweséESPN

D-Day looms as South Africa's revival is tested

It is fair to say that the next six days present the most important period in South Africa's football history, arguably since the 2010 World Cup.

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54dNick Said, KweséESPN

Problems mount ahead of Cape Verde showdown

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has a number of headaches going into the crucial FIFA World Cup qualifier double-header against Cape Verde.